Music students at UNC Charlotte take full advantage of the incomparable experience of studying music in a vibrant cosmopolitan city. As teachers, they gain real-world experience by working alongside many of the finest music educators in the country. As performers, they frequently appear in churches, jazz clubs, and other venues throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Our students and alums contribute to a nonprofit arts and culture industry that generates $359 million in economic activity annually, supports 11,186 jobs, and generates $31.5 million in local and state government revenues.
Partnerships with local arts organizations such as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Opera Carolina allow our students to take masterclasses with world renowned visiting artists, and even participate in professional performances. Our students even have opportunities to hold jobs and internships with these organizations and others throughout the Charlotte region.